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Try the Sport: FESI members are joining the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer

Thursday, 18 February, 2016

Brussels, BELGIUM

 

Try the Sport: FESI members are continously striving to intoduce snow sports to children

 

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Brussels, Belgium - 18 February 2016 - With the recent success of World Snow Day behind them, FESI and FIS are continuing their alliance which was enabled by a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) signed in 2014. This time the two organizations are pursuing their joint mission of facilitating snow sports for children at the Youth Olympic Games 2016. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) incentive is taking place from 12 till 21 of February 2016 in Lillehammer, Hamar, Gjøvik, Øyer, Oslo (Norway) and is expected to draw some 20’000 over participants over the 7 day period.

Companies providing support for the FIS FESI actions are: 
 

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These companies are hosting 2 hour lessons with free use of equipment and technical personnel to 'Try the Sport' a new program which enables youth up to the age 16 to learn the sport which is demonstrated on location. FIS and FESI members are contributing to this new incentive by providing an obstacle course and advanced coaching for children at the Hafjell Alpine and Freestyle host venue.

"We are excited about our participation at the Youth Olympic Games and are glad to see that for that purpose our partnerships are flourising. The objective is to seize together, every opportunity to get youth acquainted with outdoor activities and to introduce them to the endless possibilities of snow sports and alpine skiing" says René Harrer Chairman of the FESI Ski Committee. 

FESI’s Secretary General, Alberto Bichi comments that " It is our mission to promote physical activity and to continously create opportunities therein for children, who otherwise would be excluded. We therefore thank the ski-industry for enabling incentives that bring together youth from all over the world to explore the wealth of snow-sports".